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Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster 230K 2d Auto (1996/P)

Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster 230K 2d Auto (1996/P) - Owner Review

Not an out and out performance car, but a very good compromise between sports and luxury.
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Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster (96-04)

Value

4 out of 5

Relatively low depreciation compared to most other brands.

Costs

3 out of 5

Insurance is not too bad considering, although main dealer parts and servicing can be expensive.

Driving

3 out of 5

Not an out and out performance car, but a very good compromise between sports and luxury.

Performance

4 out of 5

Good low down grunt. Could sound sweeter, though.

Reliability

2 out of 5

Disappointing considering it's a Merc. Off the road on and off for 3 weeks due to an electrical problem, also gearbox was stuck in 1st gear for no reason. Wasn't what I expected to be honest.

Image

4 out of 5

Now looking a little dated, but still a head turner for most people.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Considering it's a 2 seater, it makes a good long distance cruiser, firm heated seats, low wind noise even with the roof down all make for a relaxing drive.

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Insurance group: 34

Security

4 out of 5

Thankfully never had to prove, but comes with immobiliser, etc, as standard. Tin roof helps too!

Service

3 out of 5

It appears service levels vary between dealers but I've been happy overall, now that I've found a more attenetive main dealer.

Problems

Bodywork
Does seem to suffer from paint chips to the nose and the alloys have become 'frosted' in parts.

Engine
Electrical problems led to non-start and stalling problems. Described above.

Gearbox
Became stuck in 1st for no reason.

Other
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Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes